Friends of Yemin Orde is pleased to announce that Henry Schein, Inc. has joined supplier partner Takara Belmont to donate more than $50,000 in dental equipment to Yemin Orde Youth Village. Henry Schein is a worldwide distributor of medical, dental and veterinary supplies including vaccines, pharmaceuticals, financial services and equipment.
The donation is an initiative of Henry Schein Cares, the company’s global social responsibility program.
As part of the donation, Takara Belmont and Henry Schein donated and installed a Credia G1 dental chair, Phot-X II dental X-ray machine, and other related products to enhance Yemin Orde’s ability to treat the oral health needs of its residents. This donation upgrades Yemin Orde’s on-site health clinic and allows the organization to re-allocate funds that would otherwise be dedicated to external resources and transportation costs for procedures that could not previously be conducted on site.
“We at Henry Schein understand that oral health and overall health are inextricably linked, so we are incredibly pleased to help enhance the ability of the Yemin Orde Youth Village to provide essential health services to the young people who call it home,” said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein, Inc. “We thank our partners, Takara Belmont, for their generosity in donating this much-needed equipment and for sharing our commitment to expanding access to care for people in need.”
Photo above, right: Marion and Stanley M. Bergman with their son, Eddie, and his wife, Sharon.
Supporting Dental Health of Yemin Orde’s Youth
The Youth Village first opened its doors to homeless refugee children who arrived in Israel shortly after the Holocaust. Today’s children are first-generation Israelis–or the children of first-generation Israelis–who come from countries where anti-Semitism and violence against Jewish people is rising, educational opportunities are scarce, and poverty is overwhelming.
“This in-kind gift of new dental equipment will greatly benefit the oral needs of our youth,” said Shmuli Bing, Director, Yemin Orde Youth Village. “In addition, the partnership between the U.S., U.K., and Japan-based team members of the two companies is an important example to our children of how people from different cultures and different backgrounds join together to help others. We are grateful to everyone involved in making this generous contribution to the health and well-being of the youth at Yemin Orde.”
Good oral health is an important element to helping Yemin Orde’s fragile youth develop self-esteem. Most of the youth at the Village had either very little or no previous consistent dental care as they lived in extremely impoverished environments or had very limited access to proper dental care.
“We are pleased that our high-quality dental chair and X-ray equipment is available for oral health practitioners to provide needed care for Yemin Orde Youth Village’s residents,” said Hidetaka Yoshikawa, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Takara Belmont. “Like our long-time friends at Henry Schein, Takara Belmont is committed to socially responsible activities, and supporting great causes like Yemin Orde through this special partnership is greatly satisfying.”
About Henry Schein Cares
Health care activities supported by Henry Schein Cares focus on three main areas: advancing wellness, building capacity in the delivery of health care services, and assisting in emergency preparedness and relief.
Firmly rooted in a deep commitment to social responsibility and the concept of enlightened self-interest championed by Benjamin Franklin, the philosophy behind Henry Schein Cares is a vision of “doing well by doing good.” Through the work of Henry Schein Cares to enhance access to care for those in need, the company believes that it is furthering its long-term success. “Helping Health Happen Blog” is a platform for health care professionals to share their volunteer experiences delivering assistance to those in need globally.
To read more about how Henry Schein Cares is making a difference, please visit our blog: www.helpinghealthhappen.org.